Thur, May 18, 2017: Trump denies urging Comey to back off Flynn investigation

President Donald Trump flatly denied Thursday that he ever urged ex-FBI Director James Comey to back off or close the investigation into former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

“No. No … next question,” Trump said when asked during a joint news conference with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos if he had, in any way, tried to influence the probe. In a reported memo, Comey allegedly says Trump asked him to let the probe into Flynn go.

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Thur, May 18, 2017: Trump holds joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

President Trump and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos pledged Thursday to clamp down on rampant cocaine production in the South American country during their first meeting in Washington.

The meeting focused on economic and security issues gripping much of Latin America and came at a critical moment for both leaders. Continue reading “Thur, May 18, 2017: Trump holds joint press conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos”

Thur, May 18, 2017: Trump says he’s victim of ‘single biggest witch hunt in American history’ after special prosecutor appointment

President Donald Trump bemoaned what he called the “single greatest witch hunt” in political history Thursday, after the appointment of a special counsel to investigate any links between his 2016 campaign and Russia.

Hours after issuing a more muted official statement in coordination with aides, the President took to Twitter to portray himself as unfairly victimized by the probe.

His complaints contrasted sharply with the near universal welcome in Washington for Robert Mueller, the former FBI director picked for the special counsel post Wednesday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

“With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special (counsel) appointed,” Trump tweeted. “This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.”

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